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Suzume Iwato, a 17-year-old high school girl who lives together with her aunt in a quiet town in Kyushu, meets a young man on a journey to “find the doors.” Following after him, Suzume happens upon ruins deep in the mountains, where she finds an old, weathered door standing alone among the rubble. As if drawn to it for some reason, she reaches her hand out to the door…

Soon, doors begin opening one after the other all over Japan. But due to the disasters that come through from the other side, the doors that have been opened must be closed. Stars, the setting sun, and the morning sky. Within that place, it’s like all of time has melted into the sky. Drawn in by this strange door, Suzume’s journey to close them is about to begin.


Suzume no Tojimari is an upcoming animated film being produced by CoMix Wave Films. It is director Makoto Shinkai’s first new film since 2019’s Weathering with You. Work began on the film in January 2020 and it was officially unveiled during a press conference in December 2021. Along with directing, Shinkai is also writing the screenplay, and other staff include Masayoshi Tanaka as character designer, Kenichi Tsuchiya as animation director, Takumi Tanji as art director, and Kazuma Jinnouchi and RADWIMPS who are composing the music. The anime’s theme song is "Suzume" by TikTok performer Toaka. The film will begin screening in Japan on Nov. 11, 2022 and will be released outside of Asia through Crunchyroll.

The film stars actress Nanoka Hara, who is taking on her first voice-acting role in anime as the voice of main character Suzume, and Hokuto Matsumura of the idol group SixTONES, who is making his film voice acting debut as the voice of deuteragonist Sota Munakata.

A manga adaptation by Denki Amashima will begin serialization in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine beginning in the December 2022 issue, and a novel adaptation penned by Shinkai was also published under Kodansha’s Kadokawa Bunko imprint in August 2022.


Suzume Iwato (Voiced by: Nanoka Hara)
Suzume is a 17-year-old high school girl who lives together with her aunt in a quiet town in Kyushu. She often has a strange dream in which she is wandering through a grassy field within expansive ruins as her younger self.

Sota Munakata (Voiced by: Hokuto Matsumura)
Sota is a young man called the “Closing Master” who closes doors that cause disasters. He meets Suzume by chance while on a journey to find the doors, but due to a certain incident, he is changed into the form of Suzume’s chair.

Daijin is a mysterious white cat who can speak human language and appears suddenly before Suzume. They often appear at places where a door is opened to toy with Suzume and Sota.

Suzume’s Chair
A children’s chair that Suzume used when she was a child. It’s missing one of its legs. It comes alive and begins moving on its three legs when Sota is changed into it.


Theme Song: "Suzume" by Toaka

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  • Original Creator/Director/Screenplay: Makoto Shinkai
  • Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka
  • Animation Director: Kenichi Tsuchiya
  • Art Director: Takumi Tanji
  • Music: Kazuma Jinnouchi, RADWIMPS
  • Production: CoMix Wave Films, Story Inc., TOHO
  • Animation Production: CoMix Wave Films